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Sunrise on Lake Okoboji in the Summer 2020

Make A Ripple.


Make A Difference.

Community Foundation for the Iowa Great Lakes Region

The center point of community giving, providing leadership and building beneficial partnerships to make a lasting impact in the Iowa Great Lakes area.

Premier Dinner Event

June 23, 2023 at The Roof Garden Ballroom

Dinner – Libations – Cocktail Attire


Anyone can be a donor and contribute a gift, large or small, to the Okoboji Foundation.


We work with you to match your interests and philanthropy to community needs.


Your gift will be pooled with many other gifts to make the largest impact.


Your gift will be invested through careful stewardship. Income will be used to make grants to area non-profits.


Grants are provided annually to Lakes non-profits in the areas of Arts & Culture, Lake Quality & Environment and Outdoor Experience & Recreation.


Your gift stimulates ideas and strengthens the Great Lakes region.

The Okoboji Foundation

People have been coming to visit the Iowa Great Lakes area for over 100 years. It’s beautiful, it’s fun and it’s memorable. Families who live and work here and families who come in the summer enjoy this special atmosphere and the memories that take us back, sometimes for generations.

The Okoboji Foundation is dedicated to that history and to that future. Our friends and donors share that vision and know it’s important. Through your generosity we have worked for many years to preserve what is wonderful about the Lakes and help ensure its future. The parks, the trails, the water quality, the recreational life here are just part of what we have supported. The Okoboji Foundation has placed itself at the center point of giving in the area.